Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Myth Number 2...
Repetitive high impact activities like, running, will eventually cause joint degeneration.
Contrary to popular belief, high impact activities will not cause damage in a healthy joint, but will exacerbate the wearing away of cartilage in an abnormal joint. People who have osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, suffer a gradual thinning and wearing away of cartilage, which leads to bone on bone movement. Vulnerable areas include the hips, knees, feet, and spine, as well as hands. Age is a risk factor for osteoarthritis, but so is a previous injury to the area, which changes the stress distribution on a joint's cartilage during physical activity.
So keep running!
Make your self~